This is how New Hall Lane could look if a £1 million revamp goes ahead.Advertisement
Trees are due to be planted and traffic-claming measures with new road crossings put in place.
Three public meetings are to be held for local residents to give their views on the plans:
– Bethel Church on Delaware Street on Monday 16 March from 5pm to 7pm
– Citizenzone at Acregate Lane Club car park on Thursday 19 March from 2.30pm to 4.40pm
– Citizenzone at Acregate Lane Club car park on Thursday 26 March from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Comments can also be left directly on the Preston City Council website via the New Hall Lane section.
The funding for the New Hall Lane changes is coming from the City Deal – a £434 million investment in Preston and South Ribble’s infrastructure.
Councillor Peter Rankin, Leader of Preston City Council, said: “City Deal is as much about improving neighbourhoods and infrastructure for existing communities, as it is about providing new roads and infrastructure to help create new areas to live and work in.
“The Council have worked closely with the Neighbourhood Forum and the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews in drawing up their Neighbourhood Plan. Throughout the consultation on the Plan, residents have identified the appearance of New Hall Lane as a priority and these proposals will help address some of those concerns with significant improvements to the public spaces, including wider footways, improved parking and tree planting.
“As well as improving the appearance of the area, we want to make a real difference to the people and businesses who reside there – so that it’s an even better place to live and work. We would encourage as many people as possible to have their say and give us their views.”
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